Provided by: maradns_1.0.35-1_i386
zoneserver - handle zone transfers for MaraDNS
zoneserver listens on port 53/tcp and handles dns zone transfers.
zoneserver uses a configuration file, /etc/mararc by default, to
determine various parameters, such as the IP to bind to, and who is
allowed to perform zone transfers.
zoneserver -f pointer_to_mararc_file
-f Specifies the location of the configuration file. MaraDNS uses the
same configuration file for both the main dns server and the
CONFIGURATION FILE FORMAT
The file format for the mararc file can be found in the mararc(5)
The man pages maradns(8) and mararc(5)
The DNS specification assumes that any DNS query that can be processed
on UDP port 53 (e.g. The main maradns dns server) can also be processed
on TCP port 53. However, the zoneserver can only process SOA, AXFR, and
IXFR requests. In addtion, when a SOA request is sent, it assumes that
the next query will be an AXFR or IXFR request.
zoneserver assumes that the authoritative NS records are immediately
after the SOA record, and that there is at least one non-NS between
that last authority NS record for the zone and the first delegation NS
IXFR requests are incremental zone transfers, meaning that the DNS
server should only display records changed since the last IXFR request.
zoneserver, however, treats an IXFR as if it were an AXFR request,
outputting all of the records for the zone in question.
zoneserver closes the TCP connection after transferring the requested
If an unauthorized client attempts to connect to the zoneserver,
zoneserver immediately disconnects the unauthorized client.
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHORS ´´AS IS´´ AND ANY EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR
ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS
OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)
HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT,
STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING
IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
MaraDNS is written by Sam Trenholme. Jaakko Niemi used 5 minutes to put
the original version this manpage together. Sam has subsequently
revised this manual page.